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Our Vision, Mission and Values


The University of Queensland School of Dentistry is recognised nationally and internationally for providing leading-edge dental education and for its contributions to dental research, which have been independently rated as “above world class”. 

The School has now relocated to the UQ Oral Health Centre (UQOHC) located on the UQ Herston campus, alongside the UQ Centre for Clinical Research (UQCCR) and Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital.




Above left to right: 1908 - Humble beginnings for dentists in Queensland at  the first Dental Hospital;
1916 - 1941 The Dental Hospital and later College at 'Westbourne' George St

 Above: 1941 - 'The Palace' at Turbot St is officially opened and in 1970 the Clinical Building extension beside it. The Pre-Clinical Building was added in 1973.

Above: The new UQ Oral Health Centre located at Herston.

360 degree tour of UQ's Oral Health Centre

Our Vision, Mission and Values

The School of Dentistry has a vision to be "A Global leader in dental education and research".

Our mision is to:

  • Enhance knowledge through research and education
  • Achieve internationally benchmarked standards of Teaching & Learning
  • Produce workforce ready dental professionals
  • Provide an environment to maximise individual potential
  • Play a leadership role within the profession and the community

We value:

  • Pursuit of excellence
  • Professionalism
  • Collaboration
  • Curiosity
  • Mutual respect and diversity
  • Creativity and independent thinking
  • Honesty and accountability


Programs Offered

Our programs are led by widely respected academics, and supported by cutting edge technology - giving our students a strong advantage in professional practice.  

Bachelor of Dental Science (Honours) (BDSc) has been in operation for over 75 years, and is one of Australia's longest running dental programs and also its highest ranked dental program. 

Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (DClinDent) is a board-recognized dental specialty area developing across a number of exciting fields. 
Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)  are research higher degrees, creating pathways to discovery.
Doctor of Dental Science (DDSc) is the highest academic award in dentistry, giving formal public recognition to scholars who have made outstanding contributions to dental science which have been acknowledged by the international community through their publications in the international literature.

For further information regarding postgraduate programs please contact the School of Dentistry on 07 3365 8022

S. F. Lumb ‘The growth of dental education in Queensland’ Australian Dental Journal (February 1956): 19 - 22.
UQ School of Dentistry Library, Historical tour notes for visiting staff, July 2012.

About the School section

Welcome from the Head of School

It is my great pleasure to welcome you to the School of Dentistry website. This site outlines the key activities of the School in the areas of teaching, research and interactions with the wider University and professional commu...

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Teaching and Research Facilities

The School has 2 main teaching locations: The Oral Health Centre and St Lucia Campus. Research laboratories are within the School as well as the UQ Centre for Clinical Research (UQCCR) and the Centre for Paediatric Dentistry Rese...

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